MaxAvSafety: BRAKING Helo Down NYC ERiver 2DOA, 3Critical, Pilot Survised (Video)

MaxSez: Preliminary… FoxNews Reports… Pls add updates as published

http://fxn.ws/2p7uOl1

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Very unfortunate event these guys onboard had to go through…shame onlookers couldn’t do anything about it but only sit and watch 😔

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MaxSez: UPDATE AvSafeNet Rpt:

Date: 11-MAR-2018
Time: 19:08
Type:
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Eurocopter AS350
Owner/operator: Liberty Helicopters
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location: Manhattan’s East River near Roosevelt Island, New York, NY - United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature: Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Following a loss of engine power, the aircraft autorotated to the waters of the East River in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York. The tour helicopter submerged, sustaining apparent substantial damage, and two of the six occupants onboard were fatally injured. One occupant onboard the helicopter received minor injuries and three were seriously injured.

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Sadly, the injured passengers passed away in the hospital. There are now 5 confirmed fatalities. The pilot is the only survivor.

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Oh man, that’s horrible. RIP. 😔

Wow two crashes in the same day. So sad😞

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Saw this on the news this morning how did the pilot get out and not the other four people

Correction: other 5 people

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It was all over the news here. It’s a terrible accident and I wish the best to the investigators to figure out the cause of the engine failure.

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At least the investigators can get answers more quickly with the pilot alive

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Helicopter crash landing in the water is something you train for in the military. They tend to flip upside down almost instantly, which is why they have simulators for it. Knowing how to react due to training probably saved his life, but it’s only a guess. I have no knowledge of anyone who was on board or what their backgrounds were.

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